Did you know that adding salt to a pot of water does NOT make it boil faster? It actually raises the water’s boiling point.
Here are five more myths people still believe.
Myth #1: Goldfish have a three-second memory. Studies have shown they can actually remember things for months.
Myth #2: A penny dropped from the Empire State Building could kill you. It might hurt, but it’s too light and doesn’t have enough mass to kill someone.
Myth #3: The colour red sends bulls into a rage. The bulls can’t even see red. The capes matadors use are traditionally red just to hide the bloodstains.
Myth #4: You should pee on a jellyfish sting. It can actually make your sting worse. Vinegar or rubbing alcohol might help though.
Myth #5: You’ll get cramps if you go swimming less than 30 minutes after you eat. The Mayo Clinic says there’s no science behind that one.